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cauterize

 [kaw´ter-īz]
to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'ter-īz),
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.

cauterize

(kô′tə-rīz′)
tr.v. cauter·ized, cauter·izing, cauter·izes
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

cauterize

verb To stop bleeding with high heat or a chemical–eg, silver nitrate

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

Cauterize

To use heat or chemicals to stop bleeding, prevent the spread of infection, or destroy tissue.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.
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When researchers cauterized the sperm-guiding groove of one slug, so that it no longer provided sperm, the partner broke off the exchanges after only two to four rounds, the researchers reported in the Oct.
The bleeding vessel can be cauterized with unipolar Bovie forceps after the area has been injected with a small amount of 1% lidocaine.
Neighbors rushed one man to a blacksmith's shop, where his wound was cauterized with a branding iron--killing the rabies before it could infect his body.
The middle ear was cleared, and the feeding vessel in the hypotympanum was cauterized. The tympanic membrane was grafted, and the facial nerve and the ossicular chain were preserved.
The scientists cauterized blood vessels to induce high pressure in one eye of each of 16 rats.
Granulation tissue at the site of contact between a stone and the nasal mucosa can be cauterized with silver nitrate.
We repaired the injured mucosa and the orifices of the fistulae with absorbable sutures and cauterized the area.
This served to shrink the tissue and allow the cauterized tissue to be resected with through-cutting forceps.
View C shows the otoscopic view immediately after the polypoid tissue was removed but before the ear canal skin at each source of the polyp had been cauterized with silver nitrate.